A new report says WWE might be looking to replicate the success of the Bella twins with two of the company’s two newest recruits.
WWE recently announced the signing of the inaugural “Next In Line” class of college athletes from 13 universities across the United States.
The athletes have all been signed on NIL (Name, Image & Likeness) deals, with the aim being that the company’s “Next In Line” program will offer a pathway between college sports and WWE.
The 15 new recruits come from 13 universities, seven NCAA conferences, and four different sports.
The announcement comes after Gable Steveson signed the company’s first-ever NIL contract back in September. Despite not yet making his debut, the Olympic gold medallist was drafted to Monday Night Raw a month later, missing out on NXT altogether.
Two of the new recruits are being looked at as potential successors to the Bella Twins according to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Those are Haley and Hanna Cavinder, twin sisters who both play basketball for Fresno State University:
— WWE Recruit (@WWERecruit) December 8, 2021
“Both were being looked at as recruits by WWE prior to the NIL program with the idea of the success of the Bella Twins. They are currently juniors at the school. Both are 5-foot-6, and you can see that looks are part of it, but they are real top-tier athletes.”